• December 1st, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    reMINDer: OUR "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT is the weekend of December 8th & 9th, via live netcast. This week's Zazenkai is 90 minutes.

    Hello All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (early Saturday morning)

    ... and to be visible at the following link during those times and any time thereafter ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN


    http://youtu.be/4RFVwEs9qyQ

    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED AT THIS LINK. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG VIA THE ABOVE SCREEN. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

    00:00 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
    00:15 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 01:30 FOUR VOWS & VERSE OF ATONEMENT


    As you can see, our Zazenkai consists of chanting the 'Heart Sutra' in English (the words are at the link below), some full floor prostrations in sets of three (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), followed by our Dedication, Zazen twice for about 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes of Kinhin in between, and we end the sitting with 'The Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'.

    Please download and print out the Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):


    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    So, please join us as soon as you can, and we will keep a Zafu open for you.

    Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!


    Gassho, Jundo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: December 1st, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thank you all. And congrats on your Rakusu Gena.

      Ho Gassho Ho!
      Myozan
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat / will sit. I had a lovely early Sunday morning sit.

      Congrats to Gina for her rakusu!

      Gassho,
    1. Saijun's Avatar
      Saijun -
      Hello,

      I'll be sitting with you all on Monday and Friday of this week.

      In Gassho,

      Saijun
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      Sat this morning. Fresh snow again!!
    1. Shawn's Avatar
      Shawn -
      At 38:30 I had a surprise visitor come and jump on me lol. Perhaps he will join me in a few years.

      Gassho

      Shawn
    1. santosh's Avatar
      santosh -
      Quote Originally Posted by zen_rook View Post
      At 38:30 I had a surprise visitor come and jump on me lol. Perhaps he will join me in a few years.
      Loved every bit of it .
    1. rculver's Avatar
      rculver -
      Sat it last night with Shujin.

      Gassho


      Shugen
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      Thank you all who sat or will sit.
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Thanks Treeleaf.

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Finally sat it last night.
      Thanks for all who sat and who are still going to sit!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you all for this siting
      Gassho George-Gishu
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Was able to sit this today. Gassho, Matt